Tiger News
Happy Friday!

It has been another great week at Christ the King Catholic School!

We are looking forward to sharing our faith filled, Family Friendly, Four Star school with the Parish and community at our Winter Open House this Sunday! Thank you for all you have done to promote the Open House!

Winter is upon us and that means flu season. It is crucial that you err on the side of keeping your child home if they are feeling sick. Click here for more information regarding symptoms, how long you are contagious, prevention, and care.

Winter can also lead to drop off and pick up changes and delays. In the mornings, please only drop off your child/children in the drop off line. Do not park in the lot and have them walk across or drop in between the church and Tuohy Hall. This creates a safety risk and would be unsustainable if everyone did it. Finally, be on the lookout for daily updates regarding our cold weather dismissal pick up.


Have a great weekend. I hope you are able to stay warm and spend lots of time with your loved ones!

Peace,

Ed Seib
Principal
Thank You
  • Father Todd, 5th grade, Miss True, and Ms. Aragon for Mass.
  • Everyone who has volunteered to help out at the Open House this weekend.
  • The Catholic Identify Committee for planning another great Catholic Schools' Week!
  • Everyone who served hot lunch, helped out in a classroom, ran an after school club, coached, drove on a field trip, or opened car doors this week.
Calendar, Recess, First Aid
Click here to sign up for recess duty.

Click here to volunteer in the First Aid room during Recess. Must have Safe and Sacred training.

Sunday 1/27
School Open House 11:00-1:00 p.m.
Catholic Schools' Week Begins

Monday 1/28
Art Club 2:50-4:00
Robotics/STEM Lab 2:50-4:00
Colleen Fuydal, Matt Hooker

Tuesday 1/29
MS Band 2:50-3:30
Matt Hooker, Jennifer McKendry
Jeanine Bobenmoyer

Wednesday 1/30
8:30 Mass/3A
CKS Volunteer Breakfast to follow Mass until 11:00 a.m..
Hot Lunch/Arby's
Robotics in the STEM Lab 2:50-4:00
Sarah Dilts, Jeanine Bobenmoyer

Thursday 1/31
Handwriting/RC 3:00-4:00
Spell Bowl/LMC 2:50-3:45
Colleen Fuydal, Carissa McCurdy

Friday 2/1
1:00 DISMISSAL/NO AFTERCARE
Parent Picnic 12:00-1:00
Amelia Rising-Moore
Eileen Benson

Catholic Schools Week 2019!
Sunday January 27: Celebrating Our Parish
-Each student will write a letter addressed to a parishioner to be included in the parish bulletin
-Open House at School from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m

Monday, January 28: Celebrating Our Community
-CKS Spiritwear Monday (jeans and sweatpants are permitted)
-Prayer Service at Church led by the 8th Grade – 8:30 a.m.
-6B students will sing at Joy’s House @ 10am
-Contributions to the Mary Queen of Heaven Missionaries

Tuesday, January 29: Celebrating Our Students
-Catholic School Themed Apparel: Students may wear shirts, sweatshirts, jerseys from a Catholic elementary, high school or college. (jeans and sweatpants are permitted) If Catholic themed apparel is not worn, students are expected to come to school in uniform.
-Students meet in ‘family’ classrooms at 2:10 to create cards.
-A special treat for students will be provided by the PTO.
-No Homework Day!!! 

Wednesday, January 30: Celebrating Our Volunteers
-All students in school uniform
-All school Mass at 8:30
-All school volunteers are invited to attend Mass and a reception after Mass.

Thursday, January 31: Celebrating Vocations
-Vocation Apparel: Dress as who is God calling you to be
-Pray for vocations during announcements
-Speaker on Vocation 1:30 in Tuohy Hall   
-Volleyball game in Tuohy Hall at 1:45 (8 th  Graders vs. Faculty)

Friday, February 1: Celebrating Our Families
-Children’s Choice Apparel
-Parent Picnic at 12:00-1:00pm. We will open with prayer in each setting.
Children with last names beginning with A through D will dine in the cafeteria, and children with last names beginning with E through Z will eat in Tuohy Hall.  

If the family ordered pizza for the parent picnic through the hot lunch program,  please send someone to the stage area of Tuohy Hall to pick it up. Volunteers will be there to hand out the pizzas. Plates and napkins will be available, as well. There will be a list of who ordered pizzas, so there will be no stickers that day. If you have any questions, please contact  ckshotlunch@gmail.com .  If a family did not order pizza, feel free to bring in favorite foods, and be aware that many fast food restaurants will be crowded at that time. Also, please know that  the students get very anxious if the parent is late in arriving.   Please remember  1:00 dismissal and NO AFTERCARE .
Special Catholic Schools Week Protector Donation
Mary Queen Of Heaven Missionaries

On November 7th, Sister Irene from Mary Queen of Heaven Missionaries came to talk to the middle school about her amazing vocation story and how she lives out Jesus’ mission everyday by helping children and their families in the Philippines.

The Sisters of Mary Queen of Heaven’s Mission:
To provide an education for children living in the Philippines who
suffer from extreme poverty and are in need of a safe place to live.

How can we help:
Raise money to sponsor a child
$300 raised = one child gets an education with all needed resources
Donate vitamin c gummies, baby and toddler clothes and toys
We will be collecting donations all week.

THANK YOU!!!
Your donations are going to a great cause!

From the 8th Grade REli
Save the Date Updated
CKS Winter Open House  - Sunday, January 27th - 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Please return your yard signs to the main office. We are able to reuse these.

Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast  - Wednesday, January 30th - More details below.

Catholic Schools' Week Family Picnic  - Friday, February 1st -  1:00 Dismissal - NO AFTERCARE

Me and My Guy Dance  - Saturday March 9th click  here  for more information.
Marketing Minute
Our marketing research has shown our strong school community has formed because CKS parents share their unique experiences with friends and family and encourage them to become a part of it. There’s no better way to help than by pulling together to promote our Winter Open House Sunday, January 27th from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM.
Here are a few small things you can do that will have a huge impact.

1) Volunteer at our upcoming Open House to be a tour guide who shares parental perspective with potential families as a 7th or 8th grade student gives a tour. Click here to do so.

2) Send a copy of Winter Open House Flyer to ALL of your family and friends or direct them to our Open House Webpage . If they mention your name at Open House registration, you could win a $100 Scrip gift card!   
  (Gift card to be presented to parent or parishioner with the most referrals. Winner will be drawn at random in the event of a referral tie.)

3) Place Open House yard signs in well-traveled areas in the community and//or your yard! Yard signs were passed out Monday at student pick-up. Signs are also be available at Masses this weekend or can be picked up from the school office, church office, or After Care. Please return these to the main office, so we can reuse these.
4) Follow us on Social Media. Like, share, and comment on posts on Facebook, The 180 Days of Learning Blog, Twitter, and Instagram. 

5) Post a positive comment on the Great Schools website ( www.greatschools.org ) .
Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast RSVP by Today!
Our parents and volunteers play a vital role in the success of our school on a daily basis. The examples are plenty from opening doors at drop off, serving hot lunch, helping out in the classroom, being a room parent, running an after school club, coaching, etc.

We are humbled by your active support. As a token of our appreciation, you are invited to the first annual Volunteer Appreciation Mass and Breakfast on January 30th.

We will be recognizing all of our volunteers at our 8:30 am Mass with breakfast to follow until 11:00. You are invited to come to any part of the celebration. Please click here to RSVP by Friday, January 25th.
eLearning Day Reminder
We are planning on having an eLearning Day on Friday, February 15th instead of making that day up for the day we missed before Thanksgiving. Below are a few important things to know.

1) Students will have 2 additional school days after the eLearning day to make up assignments.
2) All assignments will be a review of concepts that have already been taught.
3) Kindergarten - 5th grade teachers will email you a list of assignments by 8:00 am the morning of an eLearning Day. Middle School Teachers will have assignments posted to their Google Classroom pages by 8:00 a.m.
4) Teachers will be available through email to answer questions from 8:00-1:00.
5) The majority of activities will require internet access and may use IXL. The computer lab will be available after school for two days after the eLearning Day for students who were unable to access the internet to complete their assigned tasks.
Me and My Guy Dance - Saturday March 9th
Put Saturday, March 9th at 6:00 pm on your calendar and click  here   for more information and to register for this great event!
Calendar at a Glance for the 2019-2020 School Year UPDATED
First Day of School - August 8th

Labor Day - September 2nd

Fall Break - October 9th - 11th

Thanksgiving Break - November 27th - 29th

Christmas Break - December 23rd - January 3rd

First day back from Christmas Break - January 6th

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day - January 20th

Presidents’ Day Weekend - February 14th and 17th

Spring Break - March 27th - April 3rd

Easter Monday - April 13th

Last Day of School - May 22nd
Northminster Preschool Open House
CYO Sports Registration Change
Starting February 1st, we will be switching to a new registration site for CYO sports. The new site will allow us to keep track of the players and teams better, and most importantly, it will allow each coach to have a team page and post practices, notices, and rosters. The sports committee is excited for all the new features this site will allow us. One big change will be that you will have to pay when you register. This will streamline the process for the sports committee and alleviate having to remind people to pay. 

Spring sport registration (softball, baseball, track, co-ed soccer) is due February 20th, so please use the new site to register once it is live. We have added co-ed soccer as a new sport this year. If you have already registered for any of these sports, that is fine. You don’t need to do anything. If you haven’t paid for these sports but already registered, then please use the regular method through the parish giving site. 

After February 1st, you will no longer register through the orgsonline site to register for sports.  If you have any questions about the new registration please email  jennifer@woodthompson.com . For general sports questions, please email  brant.yeskie@4086.com
Mindset Minute New
Check out this great video that animates the words of Dr. Carol Dweck, the developer of Growth Mindset.

Safe and Sacred Reminder for all Volunteers
The Archdiocese has asked us to make sure that all adults who volunteer in the school (for field trips, playground duty, etc.) are trained and certified in Safe and Sacred. With field trips coming up soon, we wanted to remind anyone of this training.

If you have not done Safe and Sacred training, you can find it on the Archdiocese of Indianapolis website (or, click here -   https://safeandsacred-archindy.org/login/index.php ) You will need to either log in or create a new account, then watch the videos and answer the questions that go along with them. There is also a background check portion that you will be prompted to complete. 

This process (especially the background check part) can take up to two weeks to be completed, so please start this training early!  
Catholic Lacrosse Club Saints
Registration is now open.  Sign up now for the 2019 Spring Lacrosse Season! Teams are available for boys and girls in grades 3 through 8.  To register, visit  www.catholiclax.com .   For more information about our club, please contact us at  catholiclax@gmail.com .
Bishop Chatard High School News
Click H ERE for BCHS News.
Cathedral High School News
Click here for CKS students on the Cathedral First Semester Honor Roll

Shadow at Cathedral High School
Come be a VIP—“Very IRISH Person”—for a day! We invite all 8th grade students to spend a day in the life of one of our students, meeting teachers, attending classes and experiencing what being IRISH is all about! Visiting students will be hosted by a freshman student who has similar co-curricular interests and/or academic abilities. Go to  gocathedral.com/shadow  for more information or contact Maribeth Cloud at  mcloud@gocathedral.com .
Box Tops for Education - A Dime Every Time!
Thank you to those of you who continue to clip and turn in Box Tops for Education and Tyson Labels for Education. Please continue to clip away! Remember this is a great PTO fundraiser that benefits our school, is easy to participate in, and allows for a fun little competition between classes to track who can turn in the most labels. We only collect labels 2x per year and our  next collection deadline will be 02/28/19.

You and your children can help with this fun fundraiser by asking family members, neighbors, friends, co-workers, etc to assist you in saving the labels for our school.  

Remember each  Box top label = a dime  
     and each  Tyson label = a quarter

There are collection containers located in the school lobby, the church vestibule, or the labels can be sent in via your child's classroom teacher. If you could please check expiration dates, and group together in increments of 50. Don't forget to label your child's classroom on the bag.
We really need your help with this event. Collection numbers have been lower than usual. So please keep your eyes open for the box tops and labels, stock up when items are on sale, and clip away. Thank you for your assistance!

Questions?
Contact Sarah Dilts  
(317) 332-7617 
Christ the King School Commission New
A discernment process will be used to fill three seats on the School Commission. Individuals are invited to submit a short application explaining their interest and desire to serve in this important ministry. If you have questions about the School Commission, please contact Allison Smith ( asmith@scopelitis.com ). Deadline for applications submission is February 27, 2019. Click  HERE   for Discernment information
Baseball Sign Up New
We are looking for boys in the 7th and 8th grade who would like to play baseball this upcoming season (cadet level only). The deadline is Friday, February 15, 2019. Practices will begin indoors (usually around the middle to end of February). Then outside when the weather gets nicer. Games normally will begin the first week of April.


If you have already signed up on the old registration site, you do not have to register a second time.

If you have any questions or need more information, contact Doug Butler at 317-840-7840 or by email at dgbutler@indy.rr.com.